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“Charming location”

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Greeneville
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Have been visiting this site from time to time over the last 45 years, and am stilled charmed by the location and setting. Be sure to walk thru the back yard and look for the hidden spring. New Fox Park is right next door, Car Museum and Nathanael Greene Museum right across the street. Makes for a great weekend getaway for history buffs. Our cousins combined this with hiking trips for a 4 day visit and loved it.

Thank chuck c
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

There's a lot to see and learn about in a relatively compact area in Greeneville, TN. Andrew Johnson, who assumed the presidency when Lincoln died, was a very interesting person and has a fascinating presidency including an attempted impeachment. Our Park Service host was very knowledgable and added much to our visit. The facilities are very clean and well laid out. Johnson's tailor shop is actually on the premises - inside! Johnson's first home is across the street and his larger later home is about three blocks away. Another three blocks takes you to the Johnson burial plot on top of a hill with a beautiful view. There is a very good film in the visitor's center. Visit this place whether or not you have a great interest in history as Johnson, the person, was fascinating and you'll hear a story unlike any others in our country's history. Very highly recommended.

Thank WCubed
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

I didn't know much about Andrew Johnson before I visited Greeneville. Learned a lot and much impressed by his character and simplicity.

Thank MAP1750
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

We are history buffs. Driving from NYC to Dollywood for summer vacay and made a clear point to visit Andrew Johnson's NHS. Visitor Center is very good-rangers extremely helpful and clear. Video presentation delves into his presidency and conflicts with Congress. Johnson isn't one of the most remembered Presidents, but he not only ascended the presidency upon Lincoln's assassination, but also was the first (but sadly not the last) president to face impeachment. A remarkable time in office was preceded by an interesting life-no formal schooling, professional life was a tailor! The actually building that was his Tailor shop exists WITHIN visitor's center-incredible! His home is a time capsule of civil war life. He was extremely thrifty, dare I say cheap. Almost his entire family suffered from, and many died from tuberculosis. So many interesting and new things my family and I learned on this visit. The NHS consists of 3 free sites. All together very very good. Highly recommend!

Thank LizV2Kids
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We have a habit of visiting presidential homes and enjoying them and this one did not disappoint. Although we had to do the tour backwards due to repairs, we enjoyed our visit. Wife, kids(both 9), and I saw the early home first, then to the visitor center for the museum and a short film. Wife and I read the information, while the kids enjoyed trying on clothes from the era near the actual tailor shop that Johnson owned that is in the museum. Kids also voted to impeach Johnson. Many displays in the museum that describe they county during this time. We headed over to the main house, which is being restored to the time when Johnson lived there. Tour guide was excellent. Not much going on outside the buildings. No elaborate gardens. If you are a history butt, I recommend that you visit.

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